Keerthi Suresh not the first choice for Mahanti?

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, 11:25:39 PM IST

The biopic of legendary actress Savithri- ‘Mahanati’ is all set to hit the screens on May 9th. It has a star cast of Samantha, Dulquer Salman, and Vijay Deverakonda alongside Keerthi Suresh who plays the lead role. But apparently she was not director Nag Ashwin’s first choice for the role.

Reports confirmed that the director approached Nithya Menon for the role as he thought she would fit the character perfectly. She was supposedly asked to lose weight for the role but the actress denied to put down her weight and the film was then handed down to Keerthi Suresh.

Though Nithya has no regrets about losing this project, her presence would have added much more value and intensity to the film as she is a much senior and experienced actress compared to Keerthi Suresh.